Hello everyone, I’m back from my break and while I will be posting about some walks taken while away, my walk this week is one of those I have taken since returning and illustrates some of the changes to my nearest forest.
I have already posted about the timber felling in this woodland and I went there in trepidation of what I would find. In the first six shots below you can see what, previously, you could not! The landscape, beautiful as it is, would have been seen from this position through a thick latticework of branches. The blue sky would have been a fine mosaic seen through the canopy and the track was a sun dappled tunnel of light and shade without wildflowers down the middle – that at least is colourful change.
There is yet more coniferous felling to be done but as you can see from some of my other photos, the deciduous trees will remain and I think there is probably enough of them to allow me to keep enjoying my walks there.
The forest soundscape has inevitably changed as well. It now features more small birds and for the moment at least, fewer birds of prey. However, this is perhaps only relevant to me – as a human being, time feels short, but for trees and the rest of nature time moves somewhat more slowly. While this means I will not be around to see the maturation of new growth in a mixed woodland, it will grow in time.
So click the play button or soundscape title above for a listen and then the first image below to see the full images in sequence (not available like this on the mobile WordPress Reader in which case click the Visit button via the … menu or open in your mobile’s internet browser).